All-fiber Kerr cell
2012 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 37, no 15, 3288-3290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An all-fiber nanosecond Kerr light gate is described that was constructed using microstructured fibers. The switching voltage for a 20 cm long device is as low as Vp âˆŒ 85 V at a 1.06 ÎŒm wavelength. The device is fully spliced. The active element is a three-hole fiber provided with internal electrodes in the side-holes and a liquid core of nitrobenzene, which is fully enclosed. This work allows the exploiting of electrically driven liquid-core fibers and demonstrated the removal of the major limitations of Kerr cells in the past, allowing for integration, safe use, and relatively low switching voltage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 37, no 15, 3288-3290 p.
Active elements, All fiber, Internal electrodes, Kerr cells, Liquid cores, Microstructured fibers, Switching voltages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101537ISI: 000307226700094ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864701520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-101537DiVA: diva2:549662
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201209052012-09-052012-08-302012-10-10Bibliographically approved